Located in Pima County, the city of Tucson, Arizona encompasses forty-four zip codes in a variety of high-end and more moderately-priced Tucson real estate communities. Tucson is currently the second largest city in the state of Arizona with a population of over 525,000 residents (as of 2009). According to the website www.bestplaces.net, the population growth since 2009 has been 6.63 percent. The married-to-single ratio is 48 to 52, the median age is 33 years old, and the male-to-female ratio hovers around 49 to 51.
Good news – when compared with the rest of the country, Tucson’s cost of living is approximately five percent lower than the U.S. average. Additionally, at the present time, Tucson’s unemployment rate is a full percentage point lower than the current U.S. average.
On an annual basis, Tucson receives eleven inches of rainfall, and most people don’t realize it, but Tucson does generally get a bit of wintertime snowfall, albeit a tad less than an inch per year. Tucson enjoys an average low temperature in January of 38 degrees Fahrenheit and an average high in July of just over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
Approximately 80 percent of people in Tucson are high school graduates, which is on par with the national statistic of 79.62 percent, while over 14 percent are graduates of a four-year college and about nine percent hold graduate degrees. In alignment with Arizona averages, public schools in Tucson spend an average of almost $5,000 per student annually.
On the political side, at the present time, 46 percent of people living in Tucson are registered Republicans, while 53 percent are registered Democrats.
Right now, 72 percent of people who work outside the home in Tucson drive themselves to work with an average commute time of 23.5 minutes. Around three percent use mass transit, about 15 percent carpool and about three percent say they primarily work at home.